July 22, 2023

Rowan County United Way & Major Gifts Ramp-Up

Rowan County United Way & Major Gifts Ramp-Up tells a story about a veteran CEO’s commitment to major gifts fundraising. It is widely known that the most important factor leading to organizational success is LEADERSHIP. More specifically, nonprofits who scale their mission are led by STRONG CEOs. Jenny Lee, CEO of Rowan County United Way (RCUW) is that type of leader. Jenny has inspired her board, staff and volunteers to change directions to better solve […]
July 16, 2023

United Way, NANOE & Major Gifts Ramp-Up

United Way, NANOE & Major Gifts Ramp-Up is Jenny Lee’s, CEO of Rowan County of United Way, overview of her first-hand experience with a better way to build financial capacity. Here’s what Jenny has to share: As we look at the struggles we face at United Way with workplace giving and seeing the decline in revenue, we’ve had to look for ways to diversify our revenue. Last year alone, contributions to United Way nationally decreased […]
July 16, 2023

Jimmy LaRose – Fundraiser & Entrepreneur of the Year

Jimmy LaRose – Fundraiser & Entrepreneur of the Year highlights Acquisition International’s decision to name LaRose their 2023 Most Inspiring Fundraiser & Entrepreneur. Acquisition International is a UK based nonprofit-organisation that highlights the impact of NPOS & NGOs across the British Isles. AI’s research team considered the work of Jimmy LaRose, Ian Mackie and Richard Anson of United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) who inspired thousands of United Kingdom donors to invest millions of dollars in their […]
July 1, 2023

Can Nonprofits File Bankruptcy?

Can Nonprofits File Bankruptcy? is rarely discussed in the philanthropic community. Regardless, filing for federal bankruptcy relief is not uncommon and is a way to resolve the status of a nonprofit in serious financial difficulties. As with individuals and for-profit businesses, sometimes this drastic remedy is necessary. Can Nonprofits File Bankruptcy? The Answer is YES! Bankruptcy can become an option for a variety of reasons – some avoidable and others the result of outside, unexpected forces like […]
June 2, 2023

NANOE Credentials – 10 Reasons Why Nonprofit Practitioners Love Them

NANOE Credentials – 10 Reasons Why Nonprofit Practitioners Love Them is Joanne Oppelt’s take on America’s fastest growing adult continuing education program. Joanne is a tenured faculty member at National Development Institute and a senior counselor with Development Systems International. Here’s what this nonprofit management veteran has to share: Three years ago I discovered NANOE’s New Guidelines for Nonprofits. This important work focused on the myriad of charitable legislation, tax laws, industry standards, outdated philosophies, organizational […]
May 12, 2023

Nonprofit Volunteer Boards Don’t Work

Nonprofit Volunteer Boards Don’t Work is Jimmy LaRose’s “emperor has no clothes” approach to the horrifying management model boards of directors have wreaked on charities for over a half a century. Read this article through to the end to see Jimmy’s winning model that defeats governance dysfunction and builds boards that work! “God first made idiots (that was for practice) then He made boards.” ~Mark Twain After spending twenty-five years in nonprofit management (having worked […]
April 24, 2023

How Do United Way CEOs Raise Major Gifts?

How Do United Way CEOs Raise Major Gifts? is timely article from George McCanless, Debbie Bogle & Jenny Lee. Here’s what these United Way Veteran CEOs have to share about their experience with Major Gifts Ramp-Up for United Way Programs.  From George McCanless, United Way of Central Georgia: Like you, I get many emails each week from consultants and companies offering some service to improve my organization.  But before you move on from this article, […]
April 9, 2023

Boys & Girls Club of Boston Names New Executive Director

BOSTON – Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has named Joshua Davis as the new executive director of the Edgerley Family South Boston Club after over two decades with the organization. Davis replaces Harry Duvall, who was involved with the Club for 18 impactful years before moving on to a new opportunity. Davis will use his wealth of experience and relationships to build upon the South Boston Club’s foundation in providing enriching resources, facilities […]
April 9, 2023

Howley Foundation Grants Funds to Construct Williamson College Dormitory

Williamson College of the Trades is proud and grateful to announce a recent gift of $7M from The Howley Foundation. The generous donation will help fund the construction of a new 72-bed dormitory, thereby extending the opportunity of a Williamson education to a greater number of students. To recognize the gift, the College’s new residence hall will bear the Howley name. Founder and chairman, W. Nicholas Howley articulates that The Howley Foundation’s mission is to […]
April 9, 2023

Paso del Norte Community Foundation Reimagines Nonprofits – May 3, 2023 – El Paso, TX

Paso del Norte Community Foundation (PdNCF) is pleased to announce their third annual REIMAGINE NONPROFIT CONFERENCE May 3, 2023 in El Paso, TX. Recognizing the need to build financial capacity within nonprofit organizations PdNCF is hosting this high-level thought leadership and skill-building event for as many as 350 charitable executives. The conference is designed for nonprofit executive leadership, staff, and board members, to come together to think, develop, network, and grow. The conference will take place on May 3rd and features diverse programming by […]
November 27, 2022

Nonprofit Video Marketing – Tips For Getting Started

The landscape for nonprofits is changing rapidly, and one of the most important areas of change is video marketing. For example, Facebook Live has become a major player in the fundraising space, giving nonprofits an opportunity to reach donors and others interested in their causes on a mass scale. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know where to begin. In this blog post, we’ll explore some ideas for how you […]
November 5, 2022

Strategies to Retain Top Talent in Your Nonprofit Organization

Retaining top talent in a nonprofit organization is one of the most important tasks of the HR department. They need to develop strategies to keep employees motivated. There should also be an increase in training programs to help them grow within your organization. It’s not as easy as it sounds because you need to offer each employee equal opportunities. When investing money and effort in training professionals, you need to be prepared to meet different […]
October 30, 2022

Good Board Members – How Do You Find Them?

Good Board Members – How Do You Find Them? is Joanne Oppelt’s take on one of nonprofit’s great mysteries. Here’s what Joanne has to share: This article contains expert tips on how to find good board members. In my experience, most board members are good people who know next to nothing about nonprofit governance. Yet, your board is the most valuable leadership asset your nonprofit has. Board members teach the community how to interact with […]
October 30, 2022

Courtney Rosenfeld Says, “Start Your Own Nonprofit Marketing Department”

Courtney Rosenfeld Says, “Start Your Own Nonprofit Marketing Department” is one marketing veteran’s take on launching an external initiative regardless of your size. Here’s Courtney has to share: Most nonprofits don’t have the time or money to hire a marketing team or marketing agency. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do your own marketing. There are a few essentials you need to know to build an impactful marketing operation with what (and who) you have. […]
October 8, 2022

October is Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Month – Jim Eskin

October is Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Month is Jim Eskin’s take on AFP’s mission. Here’s what Eskin has to share: Every profession likes to claim ethics is essential to its success. But you can make an especially robust case that this is indeed the case in fundraising. What’s it take to be successful in fundraising? Strengths like persuasion, problem-solving and persistence come quickly to mind. But integrity is squarely at the top. October is […]
October 8, 2022

JB Brown Lives a Life of Social Impact

JB Brown – Journey to Success is Inside Charity’s recognition of an accomplished writer, producer and film director committed to social impact. Things haven’t always been easy for JB Brown, Ph.D growing up in the small city of Barnwell South Carolina. As the 7th of 8 children there were many experiences he gained through the eyes of his older brothers and sisters and was somewhat shielded from many personal direct encounters. This caused Brown to […]
August 7, 2022

Nonprofit Brand Identity – Can You See It?

In today’s competitive marketplace, organizations are constantly looking to out maneuver their competitors, and stand out from the crowd to attract more customers. For nonprofit organizations (NPOs), whilst their business goals may look a little different to commercial companies, it’s just as important that they’re able to create an eye-catching brand, since they’re competing with their rivals for limited funding. So how should NPOs go about creating a stand-out brand? In this post, we’ll provide […]
August 7, 2022

Nonprofit Employee Retention – Keep Your Top Talent

Nonprofit Employee Retention – Keep Your Top Talent reveals why charities need to invest in this important free market enterprise principle. Retaining top talent in a nonprofit organization is one of the most important tasks of the HR department. They need to develop strategies to keep employees motivated. There should also be an increase in training programs to help them grow within your organization. It’s not as easy as it sounds because you need to […]
July 30, 2022

Joanne Oppelt’s High ROI Fundraising System

Joanne Oppelt’s Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System is one nonprofit veteran’s take on building proper organizational infrastructure. As a nonprofit executive director, you have limited resources to meet Increased demands. You must attract talent while competing with for-profit wages. You need to upgrade your technology to ward off cyberthreats. You want engaged board members to carry your message into the community. And, because the funding pie seems to be shrinking, there is no end in […]
July 16, 2022

Nonprofits During Recession – New Facts About Charitable Giving

Nonprofits During Recession – New Facts About Charitable Giving is based on Norman Gildin’s 2022 research. Here’s what Norman has to share: Who was Vilfredo Pareto? Like Quasimodo might say, the name rings a bell. A good fundraiser should know who he was! The Pareto Principle Pareto was the Italian economist who, in 1895, conceived the idea that 80 percent of the wealth and property in Italy was owned by 20 percent of the inhabitants. […]

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